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The Politics of Insecurity: Fear, Migration and Asylum in the EU

Huysmans, Jef (2006). The Politics of Insecurity: Fear, Migration and Asylum in the EU. New International Relations Series. London, UK: Routledge.

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The book critically engages with theoretical developments in international relations and security studies to develop a fresh conceptual framework for studying security.


1. Politics of insecurity, technology and the political

2. Security framing: the question of the meaning of security

3. Displacing the spectre of the state in security studies: From referent objects to techniques of government

4. Securitizing migration: Freedom from existential threats and the constitution of insecure communities

5. European integration and societal insecurity

6. Freedom and security in the EU: A Foucaultian view on spill-over

7. Migration, securitization and the question of political community in the EU

8. De-securitizing migration: Security knowledge and concepts of the political

9. Conclusion: the politics of framing insecurity

Item Type: Authored Book
ISBN: 0-415-36125-7, 978-0-415-36125-5
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Politics and International Studies
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Item ID: 4234
Depositing User: Users 6043 not found.
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2006
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:51
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